Freitag, 16. September 2011

Grilled spicy salmon

I looked out for fresh mackerels to make aji no hiraki but my search at the local fish mongers was hopeless. Did'nt get any. But there was a nice big salmon wispering: "Come on, I am not a bad guy, buy me." I could not resist, just  had to switch my plan.
I decided to put the salmon, bought a big piece of one half, in a nice marinade for a couple of hours and afterwards grill it in my old charcoal grill with dome lid.

The marinade was made from sugar, salt, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Just before grilling I covered the skinless side with a spice mixture made from sezchuan pepper, crushed coriander seeds, lemon pepper and chili flakes.
before grilling, covered with spices

 The fish was layered skinside down next to the charcoal (only a few charcoal briquettes will do)  and roasted (by closed dome lid) about 30 minutes - more or less.

placed beside the charcoal!


The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish, so check it once in a while.
The fish has to fall in flakes easily but has to be glossy and juicy, just done:

just a small slice
A side dish I served a small potatoe-spinach leave salad. Made with dark roasted pumpkin seed oil so the colouring is a little off.

All you need is:

Salmon (big piece of a deboned half with skin attached)

Marinade:
about 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 small ginger knob, grated
1 garlic glove, grated

(mix, place fish skinside down on a cling film sheet, cover with marinade, wrap cling film over the fish and place in fridge for 3-4 hours)

1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 tablespoon sechzuan pepper
lemon pepper, freshly grinded by spice mill  (5 rounds)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

(Sprinkle over the fish)

Salad:
5 medium potatoes (firmer kind, cooked in peel), peeled hot and cut in rounds
1 handful baby spinach leaves
some cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, cut in slices
1/4 cup vegetable broth
For the dressing:

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 dash balsamico vinegar
3 tablespoons dark pumpkin seed oil
salt
pepper

(toss potatoes with broth, when cooled down, mix ingredients for the dressing until well blended and toss with potatoes, spinach, green onion and tomatoes)

1 Kommentar:

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Sorry to hear about mackerel, but salmon is also good. In fact, my children prefer salmon to other fish.